Xopero was established in 2009. At the time, the platform was called Opero and as it sometimes happens at the very beginning – this didn’t mean anything to anybody. As each startup company we had to make every effort possible to appear in clients’ consciousness. Polish market wasn’t ready for our product and the knowledge concerning cloud solutions was extremely limited. Our competitors were international companies with many years of experience on the global market. However, if we had been looking at our situation from this perspective at the time, we wouldn’t be where we are now. The cooperation with such TELCO brands as Orange and T-mobile made it possible for us to gain valuable experience.
All company IT systems sooner or later undergo modernization. Operational systems and data base versions change and business software evolves. Equipment and IT infrastructure are also upgraded from time to time. In connection with all these modifications it is sometimes necessary to perform the migration of resources to new hardware and software environment. However, this operation raises many justified concerns among users.
We are all aware of the fact that day by day, our smartphones are becoming a vast collection of data. Important documents, photos, passwords – losing them may cause a lot of damage – when it comes both to our work phones as well as private ones. So why not to use the application ensuring reliable file protection?
Basic task of backup is user data protection against failure, virus attack or accidental deleting of documents. It is performed by backup software, such as e.g. Xopero Backup & Restore. One question arises at this moment – how to protect the backup copy performed by us against unauthorized access?
Hong Kong, 1st April 2017. Gateway Computer Resources Limited (Gateway) has been appointed by Xopero as the distributor for Xopero backup solutions in Hong Kong.
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March 31st is World Backup Day – an independent initiative aiming at raising the awareness on backup and data protection. As nowadays, the knowledge concerning backup is still very limited, it is worth to have a closer look at this issue and check what Polish IT market can offer.
How to protect ourselves
It can be seen that cybercriminals are motivated by money and all computer users, without any exceptions, are vulnerable. If you get attacked by a ransomware virus, first switch your computer off. Some malicious software first shows the message concerning infection and then it encrypts our files. In such case we can prevent the encryption of at least some data. Files should then be restored by connecting the disc to a different computer, which hasn’t been connected to the network in order to eliminate for the virus the possibility to connect with the CnC server. Without this it is unable to encrypt files.
Malware, classified today as ransomware (combination of words ransom and software) became a widely discussed topic already a few years ago. In 2013, the most famous virus belonging to this category – CryptoLocker – allowed its creators to “earn” as much as 27 million dollars during its first attack. According to the estimations of McAfee Labs, during one campaign of sending CyptoLocker criminals are able to get even 325 million dollars. Even FBI did not avoid the attack and ransom demand.